Definition of gleeman in English:



  • A professional entertainer, especially a singer.

    • ‘Look lads, I'm a peddler… not some gleeman or minstrel.’
    • ‘He could have learned them from the simple merchants and gleemen that occasionally passed through his meadow, if he had cared enough.’
    • ‘Singing and music were other prized skills and again there were professional musicians, called’ gleemen’, who would travel from place to place and play and sing in return for pay.’
    • ‘The only outsiders that came here was the occasional peddler and once a gleeman came through the village and stayed at the Inn his father owned.’